F1 2020 Officially Announced With Some Great New Features

Hero Poster for F1 2020
Credit: Codemasters, F1 2020

Today we saw the official announcement of F1 2020 from Codemasters. A ton of new features have been shown off and the slick new design featured in a new trailer, which you can watch below!

From the trailer we can see the ever present decision to bring back some classic cars and showing off the new designs.

F1 2020 is slated to release on Friday 10th 2020, worldwide. The announcement came with a bunch of information, including the news of a deluxe edition. Named the Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition, we do know that it comes with exclusive content and three days early access to the game, meaning you could play it as early as the 7th July 2020. Included in this Deluxe edition is themes car liveries and driver customization items, including a unique podium celebration. You can also race as the legend himself in four of this most iconic cars.

A new mode coming to F1 2020 is set to change the way you play racing games. My Team will allow you to manage drivers and offer you a unique insight into the world of F1. Career mode will still be available.

F1 2020 is going old-school. Bringing two-player split-screen to the game, allowing local play sessions with your friends. This could be the only game where screen peeking won’t give you an advantage and could make for some interesting tournaments.

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The four cars included in the Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition are:

  • 1991: Jordan 191
  • 1994: Benetton B194
  • 1995: Benetton B195
  • 2000: Ferrari F1-2000

As well as the in-game items, a limited edition F1 2020 Steelbook will also be available in local markets via selected retailers. This is to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of Formula 1 itself.

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F1 Franchise Director Paul jean talked about the new game, and said, “Our core players will welcome even greater gameplay depth with the introduction of our brand-new My Team feature, alongside three customization season lengths which allows them to pick their favorite tracks. In the year where Lewis Hamilton is going for his seventh World Championship, we celebrate the greatest F1® driver of all time with our Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition, which we know will prove popular with our community.”

“As huge fans of F1®, we continue to innovate and develop game modes that bring players even closer to the real-world sport,” said Lee Mather, F1® 2020 Game Director. “We’ve also added new modes to enable more casual players to get up to speed more easily, and we’ve brought back split-screen for social play with friends. The additions reduce both the difficulty and time barrier to entry while retaining the car handling that our simulation players love.”